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A big thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of Christian Aid Week in May.

We received £545.30, including Gift Aid, which will be used to help communities in disadvantaged countries to support themselves.


Woodborough Art Club invite you to visit the Institute on Roe Lane during the Street Market, Saturday 21st July1.00pm to 4.00pm.

View our exhibition of paintings, most of which are for sale, browse the sales table for that unusual gift, watch members at work and find out more about Woodborough Art Club which has been around now for about forty years.

For further information please contact Joyce Andrews Tel. 0115 9653832

Salterford House children are thriving in the outdoors!

Years 5 and 6 have just returned from their annual residential week in North Yorkshire: another opportunity for these children to venture outside and learn in a different way.

The trip includes Geography and Science work on the beach, map skills and orienteering in Dalby Forest and a visit to a local farm which is run in an environmentally friendly way. There was a chance to tackle some physical and team challenges in the woodland and to look at animal adaptations in the pond and ocean environments. They made their own charcoal using a fire pit they lit themselves using flint and steel; and used the charcoal to create outdoor artwork. The children learned a great deal while having “the most amazing holiday ever!”.

This has been the highlight of an outdoor- oriented year. In the Autumn term, Key Stage Two got to know the trees in the school playground, cooked marshmallows and created wild art outside.  They listened to stories round the campfire, wrote poems, designed and flew aeroplanes before setting off on a moonlit walk.

Later in the year, an overnight bushcraft adventure gave them skills from making a shelter, building a fire, cooking their own dinner and setting up camp. Life skills learned during these activities are so important and staff see changes in children almost instantaneously- changes which they take back into the classroom and into their own homes and stay with them forever.

Even the youngest members of the school have benefited from the 4 acres of woodland in which the school is set. Every week the children spend a whole day outside- whatever the weather. With the proper outdoor clothing, the children can use literacy, numeracy and social skills, develop their physical and emotional skills. We have very experienced and talented EYFS staff. Some part of every day is spent learning outside the classroom in the Early Years and this is slowly being developed into Key Stage 1 and 2.

At Salterford House, staff know that learning works best when children are able to make connections to the world around them using all their senses and when they are allowed to develop healthy bodies and healthy minds.

The Will Green Column

In case you didn’t already know the FIFA World Cup is arguably the biggest tournament in football in the world. It is where 32 qualifying teams will play against each other in the effort to be the worlds best. So in this article I will be telling you how the World Cup started and some brief history surrounding it.

It all began in 1928 when previously international football was an amateur sport played in the Olympics. However this all changed when the 1928 LA Olympics excluded football from the sports due to lack of popularity. Therefore FIFA president, Jules Rimet, and the rest of his directorate decided to host a professional international tournament based in Uruguay inviting 13 teams to take part including England, Argentina, Belgium etc; all taking place in the summer of 1930. However England did not accept this invitation and sent their apologies. The winner in the end were the hosts beating Argentina 4-2 and so Uruguay became the first world champions.

In 1934 things changed as there were now qualifying stages which allowed 16 teams to qualify and was hosted in Italy however due to a lack of attendance in South America by Europeans the champions, Uruguay boycotted and Italy won, becoming the first European team to win the World Cup.

After these first rules were laid down only a handful of big alterations have been made. These include the 1938 French World Cup (also won by Italy, retaining their title) where the hosting team automatically qualify to take part. 

British teams joined FIFA in 1946 after the war as they previously didn’t want foreign influence over their game.

England did not attend any tournament until 1950, this wasn’t due to travel, distance or even the opposition, it was simply down to how we would have been perceived, should they lose. England did not want to fail at anything and losing a football match was not on the agenda. The first time England took part was in the 1950 FIFA World Cup which was held in Brazil on the 29th June, England were beaten 1-0 by USA despite England being favourites to win. Uruguay took their second title.

The 1966 FIFA World Cup was the eighth World Cup and was held in England. On the 30th July 1966 at Wembley Stadium England beat West Germany 4-2 in the final winning the Jules Rimet trophy, this was England’s first and only FIFA World Cup title so far. The England team was coached by Alf Ramsey and the players were Gordon Banks, George Cohen, Ray Wilson, Nobby Stiles, Jack Charlton, Bobby Moore, Alan Ball, Bobby Charlton, Geoff Hurst, Martin Peters and Roger Hunt. This match was watched by 96,924 fans and watched on television by just over 32 million viewers making the final the most watched television programme event ever in the UK.

In 1982 the FIFA World Cup was held in Spain. 32 teams could qualify instead of just the 16 previously allowed.  Since these alterations other smaller ones have been made to make the competition what it is today, one of the most watched, expensive and popular competitions ever. The tournament was won by Italy having defeated West Germany 3-1.

The 2002 FIFA World Cup was held in Yokohama and is remembered as the tournament of Ronaldhinho, Rivaldo and Ronaldo. However thanks to referees, the golden goal rule and South Korea, it is also considered one of the most contentious of all time. Ronaldo scored 8 goals during the tournament. Brazil beat Germany 2-0 with Ronaldo scoring both goals.

This year the FIFA World Cup is being held in Russia, it’s the 21st FIFA World Cup. England is being managed by Gareth Southgate and at the time of writing, England won their first game against Tunisia 2-1 with the captain, Harry Kane scoring both goals with the winning goal coming in added time.

Good luck to England for their upcoming matches against Panama and Belgium.